Art|Sci: Art + Science

Come. Converse. Collaborate.

Artists and scientists tend to live and work in very different worlds. In major cities across three continents the question is being asked: “Is there something to be gained in our understanding of humankind by encouraging scientists and artists to share their ideas?”

This series of salons brings guest artists, Puget Sound faculty members, and others together on the free Third Thursday of each month at Tacoma Art Museum or on campus. Events usually run from 6 to 8 p.m., with food, mingling, conversation, and more.

6 p.m.: Food, drinks, and mingling
6:30 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A
7:30 p.m.: More mingling

Upcoming Art+Sci Salons

Thursday, April 21: The Art and Science of Color

Location: Kittredge Gallery
Presenters: Students from Connections 375: The Art and Science of Color, taught by Elise Richman, associate professor of art and art history, and Dan Burgard, associate professor of chemistry

Groups of four or five students from Elise Richman and Dan Burgard's Connections course, The Art and Science of Color, will give eight "portraits of color," collaborative, five-minute presentations on the art, science, cultural and historical significance, psychology, economics, and alchemy of eight different colors: black, white, red, blue, yellow, orange, violent, and green.


Past Salons

Feb. 18: Art Science Now—The Past is the Future

Jan. 28: Ice and Climate Change

Nov. 19: Panel of Practicing Art Scientists

Oct. 15: HIV Among Trans Women of Color, featuring micha cardenas
In conjunction with Art AIDS America exhibit at Tacoma Art Museum

Sept. 17: Lucia Harrison, artist, and Abir Biswas, geologist
In conjunction with Dirt? Scientists, Book Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and Our Environment exhibit at Collins Memorial Library

April 9: Birds, Feathers, and Migrations
Artist and biologist Chris Maynard, author of the recently published Feathers: Form and Function, explored feathers in new ways.

March 7: NeuroArt Workshop with Aisen Caro Chacin
Part of the Symposium on Neuroethics


Press about the Art+Sci Salons